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The ‘Midrash’ is a generic term for a group of approximately 60 collections of rabbinic commentaries, stories, metaphors and ethical essays arranged around the books
The Tanach תנ”ך is the Hebrew Bible. We are told that the Tanach contains all the variety of life itself. Its books touch on all
Parshat haShavua – the Weekly Torah Portion The Torah, the Five Books of Moses, is read in synagogue each week and over the course of
The Torah is a sacred book of stories, history and law. It is the word of God, given with love and for all eternity. Torah
In this section of our website you will find information about a range of Jewish texts, ranging from the Torah and Tanach (Bible), to rabbinic
All laws related to Kashrut belong to the ‘laws of obedience’ (which are laws that require us to do something). The Hebrew word ‘kasher’ means
Links to Other Sites & Pages about Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ahavat Israel: Bar Mitzvah Aish haTorah: Bar/Bat Mitzvah – A 7 Point Guide Bar Mitzva at
Think bar mitzvah and the imagination conjures up a gourmet’s fantasy of parties and banquets. Hardly any bar mitzvah is celebrated without its accompanying festive
by Donna Jacobs Sife A friend of mine living in Washington told me a story. When her son’s bar mitzvah was approaching one of her
The Cadillacs were all lined up in the driveway. Minks of many colours were on display. The caterer was the best that money can buy.
“When was your barmitzvah?” “What was your barmitzvah sidra?” These are questions which occasionally Jewish men ask one another. In some coded way, we compare
ONE TRADITION, DIFFERENT CUSTOMS The Ashkenazic experience by Rabbi David Rogut The source of the bar mitzvah celebration is based on Halacha LeMoshe MiSinai, a